Vision Institute Central

(719) 559-2020

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(719) 471-4000

Dry Eye

Dry Eye in Colorado Springs, CO

Dry eye can cause eye pain, vision issues, and tired, stressed eyes. Over-the-counter eye drops can be helpful, but if you use them too often, you may become dependent on them. When you need effective relief from dry eye, turn to our eye doctors at Vision Institute in Colorado Springs, CO for help.

Causes of Dry Eye

There are several factors that can cause dry eye. You may develop dry eye from:

  • Having a chronic medical condition affecting your eyes
  • Staying in an air-conditioned area for a long period
  • Flying in an airplane for an extended period of time
  • Spending an extended time reading
  • Looking at a television, computer, or other screens for a long period of time

Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye

Occasional dry eye is normal, but if you experience any of these signs and symptoms frequently, it’s time to visit our eye doctors:

  • Burning or stinging in your eyes
  • Redness, watery, or scratchy eyes
  • Mucus forming in or around your eyes
  • Light sensitivity or difficulty with night driving
  • Tired eyes or blurred vision

How Our Eye Doctors Can Treat Dry Eye

Our eye doctors have several effective treatment options to help you get relief from dry eye and help enhance tear quality and keep tears from draining too quickly. These treatments include medications to:

  • Reduce eyelid inflammation
  • Reduce inflammation of your corneas
  • Release or stimulate artificial tears

In addition to medication therapy, our eye doctors may recommend:

  • Closing or plugging your tear ducts to keep tears in place
  • Contact lenses created especially for dry eyes
  • TempSure Envi Radio Frequency
  • IPL with ICON
  • Amniotic Membrane to heal the eye surface
  • Nutritional supplements to help build tears

Get Treatment for Your Dry Eye Today

To learn more about the causes, signs, symptoms, and treatment of dry eye, call the eye doctors at Vision Institute, with two locations in Colorado Springs, CO. You can reach the University Village location by calling (719) 559-2020, or in the Central Fontanero location by calling (719) 559-2020. Call today.

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